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Overview

Introduction to Sevierville, Tennessee

Sevierville, Tennessee, in Sevier county, is 21 miles E of Knoxville, Tennessee and 153 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Knoxville metropolitan area. There are an estimated 11,757 people in Sevierville.

Sevierville History

The first inhabitants in the area were the Woodland period Native Americans. A large village was established by a group of Native Americans at the meeting place of the Little Pigeon River and West Fork. Sevierville was initially named Forks of the Little Pigeon. It was incorporated as a town in 1901. It was named in honor of John Sevier, the first governor of Tennessee and a war hero.

Sevierville and nearby Attractions

  • Sevier Plaza Shopping Center
  • Sevier County Heritage Museum
  • The Tennessee Museum of Aviation
  • Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo
  • Southern Nights Music Theater

Things To Do In Sevierville

While in Severville, one can enjoy the Southern Nights Music Theater, where bluegrass, oldies and rock "n" roll music is performed. The Smoky Mountain Deer Farm & Exotic Petting Zoo is a popular local spot as well, especially among children. The Tennessee Museum of Aviation displays warbird flybys and other related artifacts. One can enjoy shopping at the Sevier Plaza Shopping Center and the Rivers Edge Shopping Center. Local festivals include Bloomin' Barbeque & Bluegrass, the Dumplin Valley Bluegrass Festival and the Great Southern Tractor Pull.

Sevierville Transportation

McGhee Tyson Airport is nearby.

Sevierville Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Carson-Newman College, Walters State Community College, The University of Tennessee and the University of North Carolina at Asheville.

People

Total Population 15,903
Male Share of the Population 49.2%
Female Share of the Population 50.8%
Senior Citizens 17.6%
Employed Population 16+ 7,305
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.1%
Median Earnings25+ $24,406
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $13,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,569

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,250
% Above Poverty Level 74.7%
% Below Poverty Level 25.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.2%
Median Gross Rent $696
Median House Value $173,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 25.1%
US/American 0%
English 8.1%
Irish 11.1%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sevierville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 153 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Sevier
Metro Area Knoxville
Standard Zip Codes 37862, 37863, 37876
P.O. Box Zip Codes 37864, 37868
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.868
Longitude -83.561

Sevierville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station SEVIERVILLE 1 SE
Distance 0.7 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44 inches
Station MT LECONTE
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 33 F
Apr Temp 31 to 51 F
Jul Temp 49 to 69 F
Oct Temp 35 to 55 F
Annual Precip 81.2 inches
Station JEFFERSON CITY
Distance 18 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dandridge 2,860 $58,787
Gatlinburg 4,099 $42,019
Jefferson City 8,396 $43,929
New Market 1,418 $58,913
Pigeon Forge 6,039 $41,101
Townsend 426 $51,042

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Sevierville Public Libraries

Library
Sevier County Public Library
321 COURT AVE
Sevierville, Tennessee
(865) 453-3532
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Sevierville Hospitals

FORT SANDERS SEVIER MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
709 MIDDLE CREEK RD
(865) 429-6100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Sevierville High Schools

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SEVIER COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1200 DOLLY PARTON PKWY
865-453-5525
Serves 1,510 students.

PARKWAY ACADEMY
300 CEDAR ST
865-429-3908
Serves 41 students.

HARDIN ALTERNATIVE LEARNING CENTER
2540 BOYDS CREEK RD
865-453-8338
A Non-traditional School
Serves 36 students.

WHITES ADULT HIGH SCHOOL
703 WHITE SCHOOL RD
865-459-1492
Serves 14 students.

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